Investment Case

We seek to deliver superior and sustainable value for our investors, while delivering a positive impact for all our stakeholders. We set ourselves challenging targets, and aspire to double our earnings every five years.


Our purpose is to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. This provides us with exciting opportunities for growth in a diverse range of markets and gives us a strong motivation to make a positive difference to people’s lives worldwide.

Long-term Growth Drivers

Our strategy is to focus on acquiring and growing businesses in niche markets with global reach, within our chosen market areas of Safety, Health and the Environment. These markets have resilient, long-term growth drivers, and high levels of defensibility.

Unique culture and business model 

Delivery of our strategy is supported by our unique culture, and our business model which empowers, supports and rewards our people for their performance.

Investing for the future

We reinvest in our businesses, our products and services, our international reach and our people, to expand into adjacent market through acquisitions, and to keep increasing dividends.

Optimising our business portfolio

We manage the mix of businesses in our group to ensure we can sustain strong growth and returns over the long term. We acquire businesses to accelerate penetration of more attractive market niches, we merge businesses when market characteristics change, and we exit markets which we believe offer us less attractive long-term growth and returns through carefully planned disposals.

We set ourselves challenging targets and monitor our performance against them through carefully chosen Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). We aspire to double our earnings per share every five years, while maintaining high returns (Return on Sale, Return on Capital Expenditure).

We believe that Halma's resilient strategy, culture and business model, sustained investment in organic growth and active portfolio management position the group to continue to deliver high levels of performance and as a result create superior and sustainable shareholder value.